Linking Menzgold Saga To President, Childish - Npp Chairman

2019-01-16
Politics | opinion
LINKING MENZGOLD SAGA TO PRESIDENT, CHILDISH - NPP CHAIRMAN

The Second Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Richard Asante, has described it as childish, the decision by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to link President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo and other government officials to the Menzgold saga.

According to him, the claim by the NDC to showcase pictures of Nana Addo and other government officials with Nana Appiah Mensah, well known as NAM1 , CEO of Menzgold, is unfortunate.

" NDC just want to score a cheap political point by showing pictures of NAM1 with President and other government officials but hypocritically, turning blind eyes on NAM1's picture with Former President John Dramani Mahama" Mr Asante said.

Speaking to the media, Mr Asante disclosed that such pictures can not be used to incriminate the president and other government officials since such pictures do not portray any criminal act.

He expressed worry at the list of NAM1's booty receivers, including government officials and executives of the ruling party, circulating on social media by NDC activists, adding such list is false since most of them have denied such claim.

He asked faithfuls of the ruling party to ignore the claim by Nana Appiah Mensah, CEO of Menzgold, that some NPP executives received part of his booty.

According to him, even those who benefited from the booty of NAM1 , can not be arrested and prosecuted thereof since they have committed no crime.

" Any institution or individuals who were gifted by NAM1 will remain as free persons, and can not be prosecuted since receiving of gifts is not a criminal offence" Mr Asante said.

Mr Asante pointed out that Menzgold was licensed to deal with gold and not to receive deposits since such act amounts to banking which the company had no license to do same.

"If Menzgold indeed sold gold to the customers then the customers can retrieve their money by converting the product into cash" Mr Asante said.

According to him, customers of Menzgold should rather take criminal action against NAM1 and his directors for defrauding them by false pretences .

Mr Asante therefore commended government for not shielding such illegal transactions of Menzgold adding the timely intervention of government has undeniably prevented other innocent persons from being dupped by the company.

Author - Pee Zee



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